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Irish Blogs Week – 17th to 21st February 2009

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

Tuesday: Bloggers meet business.

Wednesday: Bloggers book talk, Bloggers and PR people collide.

Thursday: Soundcheck blogger special. Including: Nialler9, Rick O’Shea, Jim Carroll (Irish Times/On The Record), Ian Wright (Thrill Pier), UnaRocks, NaRocRoc, Sweet Oblivion, Rapture Ponies, Aoife McIndieHour, Bluebirds Are So Natural and Dublin Streets

Friday: Oh who knows!


4pm: Ladies Tea Party.

7pm: The Irish Blog Awards including an art exhibit by Eolai showing off his latest paintings.

94-95 varsity badminton mvp trophy
Photo owned by jencu (cc)

Best Blog Post 2009 – Shortlist

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

This is the final list before the winner is announced on February 21st in Cork. Good luck to all:

Best Blog Post – Sponsored by KRO IT Solutions

Annie Rhiannon: “Ten Days in May”

Asleep on the Compost Heap: “Kells after Midnight”

Bock The Robber: “Leonard Cohen in Dublin – Concert Review”

Darragh Doyle: “The first time”

Darren Byrne: Adoption – “One Year Later”

Grandad: “How to blog?”

Hangar Queen: “The Big Lop Offski 2”

K8 the GR8: “The Secret Fire”

Lex Ferenda: “Correction; of the, year”

On The Record: “The Ticket’s Top 40 Irish Albums of All Time”

Public Inquiry: “A corrupt nation in denial”

Red Mum: “Calling All Single Parents in Dublin North”

Sinéad Keogh: “Starbucks Endorse Obama”

Stranded on Gaia: “Carlton and Chester”

Suzy Byrne: “Irish Rail enforcing the ban on free travel for Same Sex Couples”

Suzy Byrne: “Sarah Palin’s Trip to Ireland – seeking the itinerary” “Waiting for Obama”

2009 Irish Blog Awards – Longlists

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

Congrats that made it to the longlists. Be sure to thank the sponsors too who make this whole event possible each year.

Every nominated blog has now been judged and the the longlists are below. For those blog owners who show up in multiple categories you now must choose which category you want to be in when your blog is moved forward into the next round of judging. Send an email to contact < at > with the subjectline “Category Choice” and tell us the category you want to be judged in. You will then be removed from the rest when the next round starts. You have until Friday the 6th at 5pm. If you don’t want to make the choice we’ll randomly select one of your categories. As was highlighted during the nomination process, a blog can only be shortlisted/longlisted in one category.

Edit: Use of Irish Language added in to this list, unchanged.

Best Popculture Blog – Sponsored by Bubble Hits

Best Blog from a Journalist – Sponsored by Mamut

Best Food/Drink Blog – Sponsored by Bord Bia

Best Fashion Blog – Sponsored by Spinnakerpro

Best Arts and Culture Blog – Sponsored by Poetry Ireland

Best Political Blog – Sponsored by Digital Revolutionaries

Best Group Blog – Sponsored by

Best Technology Blog/Blogger – Sponsored by Bitbuzz

Best Sport and Recreation Blog – Sponsored by

Best News/Current Affairs Blog – Sponsored by IGO People

Best Specialist Blog – Sponsored by iQ Content

Best Newcomer – Sponsored by

Best Blog of a Business – Sponsored by

Best Music Blog – Sponsored by

Best Personal Blog – Sponsored by Microsoft Ireland’s Developer and Platform Group

Best Humour Blog – Sponsored by Beecher Networks

Best Photo Blog – Sponsored by

Best Use of the Irish Language in a Blog – Sponsored by Edgecast Media

Hilary NY:
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An Spailpín Fánach:
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An Cnagaire:
Talk Irish:
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Blag Ghael Gan Náire:

2009 Best Blog Post Nominees

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Congrats to all nominated. All of these and all the winners of Blog Post of the Month will now be judged. Apologies for the horrible format!

Get your Nominated logos

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Eolai has created some nice Nominated Logos.


As has Davy.

If you create your own and want to share them, please do.